Product Provided By: Sennheiser
Platform : PC , PS4
Editor: Carrie Crockett
At first glance the 350 looks to be for something in aviation rather than gaming, however, after use, we can say we liked it. While it felt bulky at times, the 350 still managed to offer a nice level of comfort. The head grip has a snug fit and while it isn’t the most luxurious headset, it delivers a decent amount of noise cancellation. Those who value isolation would love this headset.
From a quick look, this headset appears to be quite comfortable, and it does not disappoint. Unlike many headsets that have earpieces that run parallel to the headband, the GSP 350 has angled them to fit over the ears in a much more natural way. This means that when wearing them, the top of our ears didn’t feel compressed or pinched, even after prolonged use. There is also a soft cushioning on the headband, increasing this headset’s comfort. The only issue we has comfort wise was, because the ear cups are made with leather, they do tend to hold in more heat that other, more breathable materials. This was only an issue after several hours of constant use though. Simply taking a short break was more than enough to solve this minor situation.
This headset also has the option of being cross compatible with multiple platforms, and this can be seen with its unique hook ups. The GSP 350 comes with a 3.5mm audio jack that turns into a micro UBS port. This allows the user to exchange the standard USB connection for ones that can connect to consoles such as PS4, Xbox1, or various other platforms. These added adaptors can be purchased for an additional $17-$20. The Micro USB adaptor is also where one can turn on the headset’s high quality Dolby surround sound. This works well with PC, however, the surround sound option is not compatible with Mac devices.
Sennheiser is a company that knows and understands sound on all frequencies. Unlike the competition, the GSP 350 offers an excellent sound quality in the higher frequency range. Whether it’s gunshots, voiced dialogue or your favorite band, the 350 manages to make them all sound unique. While the Dolby 7.1 implementation is honorable, you're offered more of a headphone feel as opposed to a headset. Hopefully this is improved in a future model from Sennheiser.
While originally we had doubt the headset would work on console, we can safely say the 350 works just fine on our Playstation 4 Pro. Just as with PC the installation was as simple as a plug and play. Even with no official driver support, the Playstation handled most of the work and delivered a nice audio signal directly to the headset. Unfortunately we cannot say the same for the Xbox One, but hey, it's a nice bonus considering this was originally a PC only headset!
We liked the Sennheiser GSP 350. Compared to the competition of SteelSeries and Logitech, we feel the headset is appropriately priced. While we wish we could see this headset at the $100 range, we think Sennheiser did a great job of packing in what counts at this $140 price point.
Overall, we give the Sennheiser GSP 350 an 8/10, great job Sennheiser and we look forward to future models!